ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized 327 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for maintaining outstanding permit compliance from September 2015 through September 2016.

MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine presented the certificates and praised award recipients for their persistent work and dedication to protecting water quality.

To be eligible for this recognition, facilities were required to submit all monitoring reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring or surveys and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations.

The awards were presented at the 80th annual Wastewater Operations Conference in Brooklyn Park. Wastewater Treatment plants from this area that were recognized include: Adrian, Beaver Creek, Chandler, Edgerton, Gold'n Plump Poultry, Ihlen, Luverne, Magnolia, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-Blue Mounds State Park, Okabena, Rushmore, Slayton, Steen, Woodstock and Worthington